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Scientists excavating a site on the Danish island of Lolland recently uncovered two sets of footprints that they believe were made by Stone Age fishermen.
Archaeologists working along the Volga River in Russia have uncovered the remains of a 750-year-old city ruled by the descendants of Mongol warrior Genghis Khan.
California archaeologists have unearthed a piece of Hollywood history—a plaster sphinx from the 1923 Cecil B. DeMille epic “The Ten Commandments.”
Recent excavations of a ship that sank more than 2,000 years ago near the Greek island of Antikythera have yielded some astonishing new discoveries.
A pair of caryatids–or pillars made of sculpted female figures–found at the massive Greek burial complex may hint at the identity of the tomb’s occupant.
Archeologists excavating the Chapel of St. Morrell in England have uncovered a pair of skeletons that have been holding hands for the past 700 years.
The Greek government has announced that an “extremely important” tomb has been found in northern Greece, sparking speculation about who may be buried inside.